North Korea's leader received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards Guam and said he would watch the actions of the United States before deciding to fire, North Korea's official news agency said on Tuesday.

Kim Jong-un ordered the army to be ready to launch should he make the decision for military action.

Richard Broinowski, a former Australian ambassador to South Korea, talks to Al Jazeera about the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.

Asia Pacific, North Korea, Politics